Cedar's Health Class paints Expressionist Self-Portraits
The Cedar students have been studying a style of art called, "Expressionism" in health class.This particular style expresses powerful emotions by distorting shapes and by using strong colors, loose brushstrokes, and bold, simplified lines.The students started their project by examining their own faces in the mirror as they expressed different emotions - happiness, excitement, pleasure, fear, anger, and sadness. Then they created self-portraits by drawing realistic features and used liquid water color for their hair. They were inspired by the famous painting, "The Scream" by Edvard Munch. Their work will be displayed in the gym for Grandparents Day on November 22nd.